HPO Recommends Approval For Project At Adams Morgan's SunTrust Plaza

  • May 20th

by UrbanTurf Staff

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A rendering of the new development. Click to enlarge.

The new concept planned for one of DC's most contentious development sites appears close to getting its first approval. 

The Historic Preservation Office (HPO) is recommending the Review Board (HPRB) approve the concept for an all-affordable housing development at the former SunTrust branch and adjacent plaza at 18th Street and Columbia Road (map).

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The plans for the site call for a seven-story development with a penthouse with approximately 50 residential units. Designed by Eric Colbert & Associates, the project from Jubilee Housing would include retail spaces on the first level, and a community room on the penthouse. The plaza area in front of the building would be a space for building and community events. 

Plaza rendering. Click to enlarge.

"With large-scale apartments throughout the Washington Heights and Kalorama Triangle historic districts, the addition of this new building is compatible with and will not alter the historic district’s overall character," the HPO report stated. 

UrbanTurf first started covering development plans for the Adams Morgan site eight years ago, when PN Hoffman pitched a six-story, 58-unit condominium building for the site. Years of community pushback and court proceedings followed, which ultimately led to the demise of the condo project and the bank donating the property to Jubilee Housing last fall. 

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